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James Yorkston has been releasing music on Domino Records since 2002 – His debut album Moving Up Country being ‘Rough Trade’s Album of the Year’.
James was an integral original member of the much lauded and hugely influential Fence Collective (King Creosote, Pictish Trail, KT Tunstall, Beta Band etc). James’ first steps out of Fife as a solo artist were made in 2001 after he sent a demo cassette to folk-rock legend John Martyn asking for a support slot on the Edinburgh date of John’s upcoming tour, only for John to hear the cassette and offer James all 31 dates of the tour.
Throughout his career, James has released a succession of critically-acclaimed albums. He has toured all over Europe & North America and played at the major UK music festivals: Celtic Connections, Glastonbury, Greenman, End of the Road, Latitude, Bestival, Camp Bestival, T in the Park, All Tomorrow’s Parties, Field Day, Apple Cart, Doune the Rabbit Hole, Homegame, Eye o’ The Dug, Meltdown, BBC Electric Proms, Other Voices (IRL), Trans-Musicale (FRA), A Summer’s Tale (GER), Accelerator (SWE), Soundlabs (ITA) Electric Picnic (IRL) etc.
James has been featured many times on UK television (Including twice on BBC2’s The Culture Show, Newsnight Review, documentaries for Channel 4 and MTV), as well as appearing on TV in Greece, Ireland, Germany, Poland, France, Canada, Italy & America. He has also been regularly played on BBC Radio 1, 2, 3, 4 & 6; BBC Wales, BBC Northern Ireland & BBC Scotland, performing interviews and sessions for John Peel, The Verb, Late Junction, Loose Ends, Lauren Laverne, Marc Riley, Vic Galloway, Janice Forsyth, Tom Morton, Iain Anderson, Dermot O’Leary, Steve Lamaq, Rob Da Bank, Tom Ravenscroft, Jonathan Ross & Janice Long amongst others.
Formed by Chris Robin Davy and Freddy Armstrong at the beginning of 2018, So So Sun are an ambient, experimental duo from South East England. The band was started as an outlet for them to create songs and ideas outside of the realms of acoustic music, whilst retaining the elements they enjoy - conceptual song-writing, heartfelt melodies and thoughtful, progressive structures. After polishing off their two-track demo at Abbey Road studios, So So Sun are set for big things in 2019.
They bring along a host of different instruments, and often cycle through many of them in just one track, whilst looping and re-looping through live digital software. With picky guitars, floating horn lines, soaring synths, subtle samples and emotionally driven vocals, their vast and ever expanding influences are expressed through a powerful and unique experience.
Since their debut performance, supporting Submotion Orchestra earlier this year, the duo have been writing their first album whilst playing a variety of shows, including a festival appearance at Nozstock, and supporting the likes of Krafty Kuts, Chali 2na, and Natty at local venues.